News - Edgefield County

  • Piedmont Tech Receives Federal Grant Money for Classes in Edgefield

    November 19, 2015

    Piedmont Technical College, Edgefield Adult Education and Strom Thurmond Career Center (STCC) have received nearly $150,000 as part of a Federal Incentive Grant awarded to the SC Department of Employment and Workforce, SC Department of Education and the SC Technical College System. The initiative, called Learn 2 Earn, is a comprehensive, coordinated effort to meet basic skills needs of adults and create a pipeline of skilled youth and adult workers for the health care and advanced manufacturing and includes a soft skills component.

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  • Building Construction Technology Program Purchases New Equipment

    BCT Excavator

    November 16, 2015

    The Building Construction Technology (BCT) Department at Piedmont Technical College recently purchased a mini excavator with the help of federal Perkins money.

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  • Piedmont Technical College Signs Bridge Agreement with Presbyterian College

    Signing with PC

    November 4, 2015

    Piedmont Technical College and Presbyterian College recently signed an articulation agreement that will create a bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at Piedmont Tech, and then transfer to Presbyterian College.

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  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program Preparing Skilled Technicians

    HVAC Program

    October 29, 2015

    Every private residence, business, industry and agency needs the skill of technicians trained in the installation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. Because these systems are increasing in complexity, skilled technicians are in continuous demand to keep them running at maximum capacity.

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  • Piedmont Tech HVAC Instructor Finds Enjoyment in Teaching

    Wade Smith

    October 23, 2015

    Electricity has always been in Wade Smith’s blood. It’s been passed down in his family over three generations. And he is sharing that knowledge with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology students at Piedmont Technical College.

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  • Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

    2015 Presidential Ambassadors

    October 22, 2015

    Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students.

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  • PTC Thanks Area Officials with BBQ

    Legislative BBQ

    October 7, 2015

    The Piedmont Technical College Area Commission recently hosted a barbecue dinner at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point, for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the workforce development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region. The event was attended by more than 150 people, including legislative officials, the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission, PTC Foundation Board members and members of the PTC faculty and staff.

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  • Automotive Technology Instructor an Old Car Guy with New Ideas

    Don Gaskin

    September 24, 2015

    While his email address says he’s an Old Car Guy, Don Gaskin has some new ideas for the automotive technology program at Piedmont Technical College.

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  • Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2015 Summer Term

    September 21, 2015

    Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2015 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List, Dean's List and Merit List.

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  • Early Interest in Electronics Leads to Teaching Career for Ninety Six Native

    JC Crowder

    September 18, 2015

    JC Crowder looks like a student, but don’t be fooled by his appearance. The Piedmont Technical College mechatronics instructor knows his field.

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